The filling of the Hambantota Basin will take within 10 days. Several programmes are in place for the convenience of the public flocking to the location to have a glimpse of the Harbour before it is being filled with water.
Many people are now visiting the location to view the Harbour. The President had also invited the public to see to pay a visit to the Harbour before it is being filled with water as it is a very rare occasion. Facilities are afforded to the public to view the Harbour between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.
The Ambalantota Depot is operating a special bus service for the crowds, including school children Private vehicle are permitted only to reach the Construction Office. Thereafter they are being taken to Harbour site by special buses. The aim is to overcome any congestion that would arise due to the arrival of many private vehicles. The Harbour Basin will be filled with water on the 15th of this month.